Four Michigan Conference leaders — Bishop David Bard, Rev. Benton Heisler, Laura Witkowski, and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai — offer their initial responses to the separation plan announced on January 3rd.
In his first Joyful Journey blog of 2020, Bishop David Bard talks about important tasks before The Michigan Conference of The UMC … ministry work, soul work, and grief work.
Bishop David Bard named LuAnn Rourke and John Kasper to his Cabinet. The Heritage and Central Bay districts welcome these new superintendents on July 1, 2020.
Jim LeBaron, Chair of the Michigan Conference Board of Trustees, announces that an updated Withdrawal Agreement has been posted to the Disaffiliation webpage.
Bishop David Bard says that Advent is a time to bring goodwill and kindness to life. Gifts to the 2019 Advent Offering will make a difference for those suffering from fire, flood, and famine.
Remembering lyrics of Charles Wesley and Bruce Springsteen, Bishop David Bard, reflects on the nature of darkness and light. Looking ahead, he forecasts “The new year will not be dull.”
Bishop David Bard, Michigan Area United Methodist Church, makes an important announcement regarding the Superintendent of the Central Bay District.
Advent begins again on December 1st. With wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes leaving lives broken around the globe, Bishop David Bard invites all to consider a gift to Disaster Recovery. He asks, “What are you waiting for?”
Advent begins Dec. 1. Bishop Bard reminds us God’s promised light is coming into the world through Christ once again. Help dispel the darkness with a gift to Disaster Recovery.
Michigan Town & Country Ministries Presents the 50th Annual Circuit Rider Retreat Featuring Keynote Speaker Bishop David A. Bard Open to ALL pastors and spouses serving smaller, single and multiple-point churches. The retreat is also open to retired pastors who have attended in the past. Join us at the West Branch Quality Inn… Continue Reading Town & Country Circuit Rider Retreat